Hope everyone had a fun Halloween weekend! How best to say it in the photographic world, but through pictures! I had the extreme pleasure (okay, make that challenge) to produce two amazing Halloween themed photo shoots for Joe.
I have many people to thank! Starting with lots of love going out to Nikon for their incredible support of this project! And also to PPE 2014 who provided huge banners of the images at the Expo!
For the “Faerie in the Bedroom”…. thumbs up to my incredibly competent assistant producer, detail driven Treviana DelMastro (okay, the apple doesn’t fall far from the crazy tree). Our awesome photo assistants (who just happen to be easy on the eyes) Michael Cali & Jon Cospito. Also, Lynda Peckham, who shot BTS stills for the Bedroom. Special thanks to wildly gifted Andrew Tomasino who shot and edited our BTS videos.
Shout out to Judy Sillen, who provided a beautiful location home, and to the awesome prop stylist, Katherine Hammond who did a fantastic job dressing up the set, along with her assistant Ashley Naum. Our child model, Alexis was outfitted by classy wardrobe stylist Samantha Brown Peterson.
A huge thank you to the enormously talented Polly Wood-Holland who referred me to her colleague Dana Heffren who created the unbelievably stunning mural featured in the photo. Dana’s talent and skill set is beyond the moon.
Supreme body painter Anastasia Durasova and her incredibly talented colleague, Jha Villanueva together tirelessly painted the body of our gorgeous model Tanya. Also pro manicurist Elisa Ferri, and talented hair designer Jerome Cultrera created the birds nest hairstyle for Tanya, who was ultimately transformed to blend into the landscape of the mural as our stunningly evil Faerie.
Ah, and the “Trees in the Forest”……. now there’s a bit of Joe’s imagination that went straight to crazyland……. Once we got to the shoot day, our basic support crew played a huge role, as we had Trevi, Cali, Jon, Andrew & Samantha back in the game, in addition to our fabulous summer intern, Carly Tumen. For this shoot, Anastasia and Jha had the additional help of skilled make-up artist Mickayla Pence. Together they worked non-stop with our gorgeous models Minyoung Cheong and Marcela Melnic, along with hair stylist Shalom Sharon and his assistant Taylor Tedeschi to transform them to blend into the forest. Of course the added element of theatrical horror was provided by our child stars, Ava & Ben, who were absolute dreams to work with.
Naturally, none of this would result in the spectacular end image, if not for our reigning photo master supreme, Joe DMC (drive me crazy) McNally! Gotta love this guy’s imagination http://portfolio.joemcnally.com
Definitely check out the behind the scenes videos for both shoots:
bill bogle jr says
Straight to crazy land. Sounds like that has happened a few times. It gives Joe that creative spark.
Bill Bogle Jr.
Tom McKean says
My hats off to Lynnn DelMastro! The driving force behind Joe’s creative photos :))
Jay Krasnow says
Wow, that’s a pretty scary halloween! I wouldn’t want to be caught alone with those tree monsters! If I’m caught with a tree monster, I’m hoping it will be one of those Ents from the Lord of the Rings! — J
Truly espectacular, well done!